Monday, September 21, 2009

Rejoice

At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, "Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?"
He called a little child and had him stand among them. And he said: "I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
"And whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me. But if anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a large millstone hung around his neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.

Matthew 18:1-5

Then little children were brought to Jesus for him to place his hands on them and pray for them. But the disciples rebuked those who brought them.
Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." When he had placed his hands on them, he went on from there.

Matthew 19:13-15


May the Lord be glorified! We are rejoicing as a church that Hannah Hooten was baptized yesterday! That she desires to follow Jesus all her days! This was so special for Jason and I to baptize this precious child - who we have watched grow - I was personally there at her first breath and I was there as she was "raised to newness of life" - definitely a privilege! Rejoicing, Rejoicing, Rejoicing!





Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Numbers 6:24-26
The LORD bless you and keep you;
the LORD make his face shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
the LORD turn his face toward you
and give you peace.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Overhaul

OK...so we have decided to overhaul the house! And by "we" I don't think that is Jason and me I'm speaking about - by "we" I mean a few friends from church and myself wrangled in! Taking it one step at a time!


Most of the rooms upstairs are in good condition! We have painted our rooms and bathrooms and the living room and hallway. The last room upstairs to "make our own" was the kitchen with the study attached. While I was pregnant with Isaac I got a nesting itch and ripped the wallpaper off the kitchen wall - thinking it would make it look better! WELL...it left it looking torn up! The more I looked at it and the hallway leading downstairs and downstairs the more I got discouraged that the house would NEVER sell for what we needed it to sell for and I just started feeling like everything we touched turned to crap (I'm letting you in on my pity party). But we have some GREAT friends that have really encouraged us and they see the potential in my house! They think it's a great house and with a little paint and a decorating eye it can be done! So, we are in phases with Erin Colvin as our project manager! Delilah and I helped Erin - OK...let's let the real truth be know...Delilah helped Erin - I did use the roll brush and do the big walls but Delilah took the paint brush away from me when I attempted to do trim...It's not my forte - for those interested in my painting skills - I like freedom in painting - see sips n strokes blog! HA! ANYWAY, below are some pictures of the Phase 1. By the end of the night we had about 4 phases in the works! Enjoy...

This is technically phase one - Wallpaper Down


Erin working on trim...then my battery died - but Delilah was there working just has hard - Thanks y'all!!




Viola! I'm so impressed!

The next phase includes painting cabinets - getting Sherry Lewis out to match colors and work on curtains. These people (and Delilah I'm talking about you too - since you are now a member...hehehe!) have made me feel so loved and special. When I think about all the people in our church I just smile and thank the Lord for His goodness! He has really created some amazing people - and I want to be just as amazing to them! I want to be like them, serve like them, and love like them! Lord work in me. And you may think that I'm just reaping benefits from them and that's why I love them but they do this to everyone! They see a need and jump on it - start working out details and calendars and meals and fellowships - it really is amazing! I'm praying the Lord continues to bind us together as a family - a body!

And last - this little decorating story cracks me up! I HATE YARD SALES - HATE THEM! So in order for us never to have one I'm constantly giving to Goodwill. Well of course I have about 4 bags sitting by my chair - ready to go out the door (when I have enough hands to get them out the door). While we were waiting for paint to dry Erin says, "Page, what's with all these bags?" And, I proceed to tell her they are all going to Goodwill. She said "Well, this is NOT!" It was that little picture frame - it matched the paint perfectly and put a nice touch to the kitchen! She helped me to see that one man's trash IS really another man's treasure! Not sure how that all works when it's your own trash becoming your own treasure! But it did...now I have to just find a picture to put in it! That's somewhere in the phases ;)

Proverbs 17:17
Friends love through all kinds of weather, and families stick together in all kinds of trouble.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Catch Up

So much has been going on. I keep thinking I need to blog about this and then the next thing happens and let's just say...I've fallen behind! I left you with Mary playing in the lipstick! She's a doll - I hope she is the girliest thing on the block! Since then we've been to the school's football game and took the kids fishing for the first time - which was a lot of fun! We also had a GREAT visit with my grandmother! She adored Isaac and she will tell you like it is now and she said..."WOW, he's a chunk - how old is he?" She just loved on him and kissed him and told him how much she loved him - which made my heart just melt! I love my Mammaw!

A scrapbook rule is if you've fallen behind - just start with the here and now and work backwards. So, here we go...





A group of girls from the church went to sips n strokes in Vestavia last night! We had a BLAST! The painting was the Eiffel Tower. That place is so fun and can become VERY addicting. I already feel the need to go back - we were missing a few of our friends!



We sat across from each other, so we could visit better!



The paint and the sips...

Part 1: The Background...setting the mood

Part 2 - Mapping it out


Part 3: Putting it all together


Part 4: Taking creative freedom - Let's just say...I took the Van Gogh approach!


And...Wah-La...

My first Masterpiece!

Our personal interpretation of the Eiffel Tower

My Camera Art: This is all our paintings lined up down the table!
Girls that was so much fun!